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Create this Perfect sponge cake for a decadent dessert when entertaining. With fluffy cream and sweet passionfruit icing, it really has the wow factor.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, (+ cooling & 15 mins setting time)
Perfect sponge cake


  • ⅓ cup (50g) plain flour
  • ⅓ cup (50g) self-raising flour
  • ⅓ cup (50g) cornflour
  • 4 x 60g Coles Australian Free Range Eggs, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 10g butter, finely chopped
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 1 tbs icing sugar
  • ⅓ cup (110g) raspberry jam

Passionfruit icing

  • 1½ cups (240g) icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tbs passionfruit pulp

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease two 20cm (base measurement) round cake pans. Line bases with baking paper and dust sides with flour, shaking off excess.
  2. Step 2

    Place a sheet of baking paper on a clean work surface. Sift over combined flour and cornflour. Repeat 2 more times.
  3. Step 3

    Use an electric mixer to whisk eggs and sugar in a large bowl for 8-10 mins or until the mixture is light and fluffy and doubled in size. Gently sift the flour over the egg mixture. Use a metal spoon or balloon whisk to carefully and gently fold the flour through the egg mixture until almost combined. Combine butter and 2 tbs boiling water in a small jug. Pour down the side of the bowl. Carefully fold until just combined.
  4. Step 4

    Divide between prepared pans. Bake for 20 mins or until cakes are dry and have shrunk away from the sides.
  5. Step 5

    Turn the cakes onto wire racks lined with baking paper. Carefully peel the paper away from the base of each cake. Set aside to cool completely.
  6. Step 6

    Use an electric mixer to whisk the cream and icing sugar in a bowl until soft peaks form.
  7. Step 7

    Place 1 cake on a serving plate. Spread with jam and top with whipped cream mixture. Top with remaining cake.
  8. Step 8

    To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a medium bowl. Gradually add the passionfruit pulp, stirring until a smooth, glossy paste forms. Spread over the top of the cake. Set aside for 15 mins to set.